Surat girl is ambassador for World Maths Day 2011

Surat, February 21 (Agencies): A young girl from Surat, who is not in her teens yet, has been named the Indian Ambassador for the prestigious World Maths Day event to be held next month. Priyanshi Somani, 12, a mathematical genius herself, has been named the Ambassador from India for World Maths Day, which will be observed on March 1. She will also represent India in the competition, to be held on the same day.
Originally from Surat, Priyanshi has participated in several prestigious Maths competitions around the world. She is now a student of Mayo College in Ajmer. She had won the Mental Calculation World Cup held in Germany last year, and has also found a place in Limca Book of Records. The competition, an online one, is being organized by in association with UNICEF. It is expected that more than 30 lakh students from across the world will take part in the competition. The participants will have to answer 100 mathematical questions, and the fastest to answer all questions correctly, will be declared the winner.
Priyanshi said she considered herself blessed that she was representing the country at the prestigious event. Her father Satyen Somani, said, “World Maths Day is a unique competition, and we are proud that Priyanshi has been selected as its ambassador.” Priyanshi has been inclined towards mathematics since her younger day. She can solve questions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of small and big digits, within fractions of a second, he added.